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5 simple ways to cook veggies

Aug. 2, 2011, 6:03 p.m.
chickpeas, grilled peppers on crostini

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Thinking of shifting toward a plant-based diet but don't know where to start? Take heart. At the root of every recipe is a basic cooking technique. You don't have to be a trained chef to get the most out of seasonal fruits and vegetables, regardless of the time of year. A basic understanding of how your stove and oven work will bring out the best in fresh produce. If you possess opposing thumbs and have access to a kitchen, then the world of vegetarian cooking is open to you. Here are five simple ways to turn veggie vittles into memorable meals. (Text: Enrique Gili)